Envisioning the delivery of true primary care telehealth

KevinMD

Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely disrupted how we deliver primary care to patients. Before the pandemic, telehealth seemed to be a way to deliver urgent care for acute issues to a select group of tech-savvy patients.

Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

Health Populi

” Perhaps Definition 3 in the OED could be updated by a blog published online in the September 25, 2020, issue of Health Affairs, A New “PPE” For A Thriving Community: Public Health, Primary Care, Health Equity. Primary care in the U.S.

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What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

Health Populi

Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system. But in a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , commercially-insured adults were found to have visited primary care providers (PCPs) less often, and 1 in 2 had no PCP visits in one year.

Must-have medical apps for primary care

KevinMD

Earlier this year, we put together a list of what we thought were the best medical apps for health care providers. Now at the end of 2018, we’re augmenting that list to give you a full picture of what we think are must-haves medical apps for those in primary care. Tech Mobile health Primary CareSafe Motherhood Initiative: ACOG DII SMI […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Precision Medicine Finds A Home In Primary Care

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Precision Medicine Finds A Home In Primary Care appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Joel Diamond MD precision medicine primary careThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Pharmacies Grow for Primary Care On-Ramps – And J.D. Power Says Consumers Like That

Health Populi

More use of primary care services also drove greater satisfaction and spending per consumer at a rate of $11 more spending per person. But Walmart has been expanding its primary care services — so we’ll watch to see in 2021’s J.D.

Primary Cares Initiative: How eConsults Provide Support

Electronic Health Reporter

In April 2019, CMS announced the Primary Cares Initiative which is expected to reduce administrative burdens and increase patient care while decreasing healthcare costs. Learn more about the payment models of the Primary Cares Initiatives, and how eConsults directly support this new initiative. The article Primary Cares Initiative: How eConsults Provide Support appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

What Pieces of Primary Care Work Virtually in a Post-COVID World? – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

This week’s chat will be hosted by Matt Sakumoto (@MattSakumoto) on the topic “What Pieces of Primary Care Work Virtually in a Post-COVID World?“ “ Matt Sakumoto is a primary care physician and product manager […].

HHS Aims To Deliver Value-Based Transformation In Primary Care

Electronic Health Reporter

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announce the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system. The CMS Primary Cares Initiative will […]. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Moletest offers skin cancer screening test to primary care professionals

Mobi Health News

The medical technology company aims to reduce unnecessary dermatology referrals to secondary care

Connecting Genetics and Primary Care: NorthShore’s Bold Ambitions

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

The health system’s new DNA10K initiative looks to improve the link between genomic data and primary care

Using telehealth to enhance patient-primary care provider interactions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Primary Care Practice Improves Patient Health Using Digital Tools

Healthcare IT Today

With COVID-19 transmission risks remaining high, many medical practices have been forced to change their business model from one built on face-to-face appointments to delivering patient care via telehealth visits virtually overnight.

AMA launches physician collaboration to help doctors integrate behavioral health into primary care

FierceHealthIT

AMA launches physician collaboration to help doctors integrate behavioral health into primary care. hlandi. Tue, 10/13/2020 - 10:44

Here's what primary care clinicians say they need to effectively implement telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary care providers in New York City, one of the U.S. With patients afraid to seek care in person and social distancing necessitating as little face-to-face contact as possible, many clinicians pivoted to telehealth – some with more success than others.

Goldman Sachs-backed 98point6 banks $118M to expand virtual primary care

FierceHealthIT

Goldman Sachs-backed 98point6 banks $118M to expand virtual primary care. hlandi. Thu, 10/15/2020 - 17:06

Health care’s tech renaissance during the pandemic extends to medical training

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareThe COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at least 25 million cases worldwide with a continued spread in the United States, causing global disruption in every sector of society and forcing adaptation to a new normal relying increasingly on technology.

Consumers are embracing pharmacy expansion into primary care, says J.D. Power

FierceHealthIT

Consumers are embracing pharmacy expansion into primary care, says J.D. Power. treed. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:56

Oscar Health unveils $0 Virtual Primary Care program, 2021 expansion plans

FierceHealthIT

Oscar Health unveils $0 Virtual Primary Care program, 2021 expansion plans. pminemyer. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:49

98point6's $118M Series E for test-based primary care, Savana's $15M Series B for free-text extraction and more digital health fundings

Mobi Health News

Also: JAXJOX's connected home exercise tools bring in a $10 million Series A; Navina collects $7 million for its primary care provider support platform

20% of clinicians considering leaving primary care in light of COVID-19-linked financial challenges: survey

FierceHealthIT

20% of clinicians considering leaving primary care in light of COVID-19-linked financial challenges: survey. treed. Thu, 09/03/2020 - 14:22

Fewer than 10% of primary care practices have stabilized operations amid COVID-19 pandemic

FierceHealthIT

Fewer than 10% of primary care practices have stabilized operations amid COVID-19 pandemic. hlandi. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:53

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care

Mobi Health News

Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service

HIMSSCast: Primary care docs are adopting new tools, but maintaining the human core

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

We talk about why primary care is important and how technology can only go so far in what is fundamentally a very human field. Expanding access to telehealth is a 'hundreds-of-billion-dollar question' Effectively Implementing Telehealth in Primary Care (from Mathematica).

How telehealth is starting to reshape primary care delivery

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"The asynchronous virtual visit for primary care is one of those." " For Prisma Health – which is now the biggest not-for-profit health organization in the state, following the 2017 merger of Palmetto Health and the Greenville Health System – virtual care represents a big opportunity to boost access while also, hopefully, improving quality outcomes and lowering the cost of care delivery.

Primary care clinicians say they need a financial lifeline

FierceHealthIT

Primary care clinicians say they need a financial lifeline. hlandi. Tue, 05/26/2020 - 10:53

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD lands $2.5M in funding

Mobi Health News

Primary care concierge platform SteadyMD just announced that it secured $2.5 million in capital support from Pelion Venture Partners and others

A Forward Look: Providing Comprehensive, Physician-Led Primary Care to Patients In Remote Locations

Electronic Health Reporter

In an ideal world, individuals would be able to access health care services in a quick and convenient manner — regardless of where they […]. The article A Forward Look: Providing Comprehensive, Physician-Led Primary Care to Patients In Remote Locations appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Proactive MD rural healthcare telehealth Troy Corley Virtual CareThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

UnitedHealth study: Primary care docs in value-based models achieve better patient outcomes 

FierceHealthIT

UnitedHealth study: Primary care docs in value-based models achieve better patient outcomes . pminemyer. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 13:52

Primary care doctors look at payment overhaul after pandemic disruption

FierceHealthIT

Primary care doctors look at payment overhaul after pandemic disruption. treed. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 11:31

Despite Use of Health IT Tools, U.S. Primary Care Physicians Struggle With Care Coordination

Healthcare IT Today

The survey, which reached out to primary care physicians around the world, found that despite having powerful health IT tools at the ready, U.S.-based based PCPs are still finding it difficult to coordinate care with other […]. Ambulatory Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Care Coordinaton Trends Digital Health Health Data Interoperability Primary Care Physicians The Commonwealth Fund U.S.

Industry Voices—Primary care needs a new operating system

FierceHealthIT

Primary care was meant to be the front door to the healthcare system. Primary care needs to take a new approach, to be "unbundled," so it can become more verticalized and personalized But as a front door, it’s pretty broken.

An EMR frustration that is still torturing us

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Primary CareI have written, or more accurately ranted, about electronic medical records (EMR) systems throughout this blog.

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Insurers blend telemedicine into primary care

Morning eHealth

Former FDA head speaks on health data, privacy — A nudge can go a long way, new Apple Watch study finds

Iora Health's digitally-backed primary care attracts another $100M

Mobi Health News

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Iora Health, a digitally-enabled primary care provider that focuses on the senior Medicare population, announced yesterday that it has closed $100 million in Series E financing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $223.5 million